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Who are we?

A community of students and young healthcare professionals who offer our peers an integrated view on research and clinical practice, professional and personal growth, for the benefit of our patients.

Our vision

A generation of open-minded, responsible and proactive young healthcare professionals motivated to create initiatives that positively impact our education and healthcare system.

Our mission

To provide medical students with access to international mentors, research directions, and strengthen local networks – while creating learning opportunities for our dynamic team of volunteers.


Our Journey

The 10th edition of the H.E.A.R.T. conference, 'Chain Reaction,' celebrated a decade of intellectual discourse and visionary strides. As young doctors, we shape the future of healthcare, understanding that every decision we make, every patient we treat, sets off a cascade of effects that define our professional journey and impact the lives of many.

Throughout life, we learn that there is always a light that illuminates the pathway toward success. But in front of the vastness of the medical sphere, how could you expand your horizons without proper advice?

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­­­We explored how to stay in touch with the 'me'-the sense of purpose and ambition-in order to best contribute to the 'we'-the teamwork that is standard in patient care.

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Readjusting our personal and professional perspective, reconnecting with others and with our personal priorities during a time of transition

A collaborative view of the pandemic response with medical doctors, psychologists, public health professionals and patients

Learning to value our community's resources, alongside with expanding the network of knowledge

Exploring our generation’s role in the future of medicine, our abilities and the challenges which define us

Emphasizing the need to actively get involved in creating our own educational opportunities

Connecting the professional side with the personal one in order to explore the medical doctor’s role in our society

Raising awareness of the importance of communication with professionals from related fields

Promoting our local mentors' achievements in science and medicine, the beginning of a proactive mindset

HEART 2024

“We are all connected to each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe, atomically.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson

Celebrating a decade of intellectual discourse and visionary strides, the H.E.A.R.T. conference proudly presents its 10th edition, ‘Chain Reaction.’ This year, we gather to honor the profound interplay of cause and effect that defines the course of our lives.

Navigating the professional pathway as young doctors, we are not merely bystanders but active agents of change, architects of a future where healthcare is compliant with our idealistic dreams. Each decision that we make, every patient we treat, and every opportunity taken or missed sets off a cascade of effects that reverberates throughout the system and our lives.

While it might sound daunting, this journey is nothing short of exhilarating. Through seemingly small actions, we possess the ability to catalyze significant transformations. Indeed, it’s the accumulation of these seemingly small acts that fuel the chain reactions leading to monumental shifts in the healthcare landscape.

Intertwined within our theme lies a nod to the wonders of a chain reaction, quietly showcased by the collective achievements and efforts that have shaped our community’s journey over the past nine years. Our journey has been a fusion of knowledge, each discovery fusing into the next, where the ripple effect of your support resonates beyond measure.

Let’s harness the boundless potential within “Chain Reactions” at the 10th edition of H.E.A.R.T. on 16-19th May 2024. Alongside specially curated speakers, where science meets the heart, we will bring first hand experience with the transformative potential of every action – from the molecular to the compassionate.



Abuse and burnout in medical teams:
How can we face them?

*Romanian-language session

Location: Aula UMF, Gheorghe Marinescu Street

"Burnout is not the price you have to pay for success." - Arianna Huffington

Ever wondered what the signs of depression and burnout in the workplace look like? Or thought of creating a supportive environment for you and your colleagues? Join us as we explore these crucial topics with three experts who have navigated these challenges firsthand.

With a background in pediatric care, Dr. Călin Lăzăr brings insights into the unique stressors faced by healthcare professionals. Ovidiu Berar, an expert in organizational psychology, offers strategies for fostering resilience and support in the workplace. Dr. George Ungureanu, a seasoned neurosurgeon, provides frontline perspectives on mental health challenges in high-pressure environments.

Through an engaging panel discussion, our speakers will share personal experiences, address tough questions, and provide practical guidance for recognizing warning signs and offering effective support to colleagues.


Călin Lazăr, MD PhD



George Ungureanu, MD PhD



Ovidiu Berar


Beyond Borders:
Navigating Residency Abroad

*English-language session

Location: Aula UMF, Gheorghe Marinescu Street

Traveling, leaving the nest - it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller. “ -Ibn Battuta

Ever dreamed of exploring the world while advancing your medical career? Join us as we unravel the secrets of medical education across the border with two doctors who have already taken on this journey.

With a deep understanding of medical genetics, Dr. Delia Stefan changed the setting from the cobblestone streets of Cluj-Napoca to the bustling medical hubs of Paris. Meanwhile, Dr. Sebastian Curcean, a radiation oncologist, took to the vibrant hospitals of London. There, they dipped their toe in diverse healthcare cultures, broadened their perspectives on global medical challenges and set the stage for a catalytic change in their medical practice.

Through a dynamic Q&A-styled panel, Dr. Stefan and Dr. Curcean, together with our moderator, will guide you through a raw, unfiltered discussion addressing the benefits, differences, and challenges they faced during their residency abroad. As our moderator unravels the mysteries of international medical education, get ready to set off a chain reaction of cultural immersion. And we want you to be part of the conversation. In case we leave one of your questions unanswered, you’ll get the chance to ask it yourself!


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Sebastian Curcean, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Delia Ștefan, MD

Medical Geneticist